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Biocompatibility of thermosensitive chitosan-based hydrogels: an in vivo experimental approach to injectable biomaterials.
In conclusion, it appears that a higher degree of deacetylation of the chitin chain is desirable for superior biocompatibility. Expand
The kallikrein‐kinin system, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors and insulin sensitivity
Reduction of kinin metabolism by ACE inhibitors might be involved in the beneficial effects exerted by these compounds in diabetic kidney functions. Expand
From ethnobotanical uses of Strychnos henningsii to antiinflammatories, analgesics and antispasmodics.
Results show that some of the reported folk medicinal applications of S. henningsii can be at least partially explained by the presence of retuline-like alkaloids, whose use could lead to new antinociceptive (antiinflammatory and analgesic) and antispasmodic drugs. Expand
Kallikrein, nitric oxide and the vascular responses of the submaxillary glands in rats exposed to heat.
  • J. Damas
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Archives internationales de physiologie, de…
  • 1 March 1994
In Wistar rats, thermolytic salivation started when body temperature was above 39 degrees C and was associated with a loss of body weight, and the weight and blood content of the submaxillary glands increased as a function of the ambient temperature. Expand
The inflammatory reaction induced by formalin in the rat paw
It is concluded that formalin administered at a low dose induces an oedema which mainly results from a neurogenic inflammation mediated by neuropeptides such as substance P, prostanoids, 5-hydroxytryptamine and histamine. Expand
Inhibitory effects of proanthocyanidins from Ribes nigrum leaves on carrageenin acute inflammatory reactions induced in rats
The data suggest that the anti-inflammatory properties of PACs are achieved through a different pattern from those of indomethacin, which mainly lies in an interference with the migration of the leukocytes. Expand
Comparative study of pirlindole, a selective RIMA, and its two enantiomers using biochemical and behavioural techniques
In the forced swimming test and the reserpine-induced hypothermia and ptosis model, the three compounds had an antidepressant profile, and the behavioural observations were thus clearly in accordance with the biochemical data. Expand
Prostaglandin biosynthesis is not affected by the anti-inflammatory effect of turpentine.
In turpentine-pretreated rats, the development of carrageenan induced oedema is reduced, while dextran and PGE2-induced oedemas are not influenced and plasma level of acute phase reactants is greatly increased. Expand